three visitors in the How was Fort Nelson built gallery

Building the Fort

Discover how the Fort was built with this interactive picture.

Please allow a few moments for it to load. Parts of the image can be clicked to find out more information, you can also zoom into the image and drag it around for a more detailed look.

Of course the best view of all is to be found at Fort Nelson itself, so why not come and explore the rest of this amazing fort. Admission is free!

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Did you know?

So good they named it twice

Armour commonly and mistakenly referred to as ‘chainmail’ should correctly be called MAIL, which is derived from the Old French word maille, meaning chain. The word ‘chainmail’ literally translates as CHAIN CHAIN!

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